Happy Saturday friends!
Today I'm sharing another one of my favorite smoothies. If you recall, juicing is also a big part of my life. Last year I discovered that you can juice sweet potatoes. Now it's actually one of my favorite juices. It's hearty, rich and VERY filling. Last week I decided that maybe the same rules applied to making smoothies. If I could juice it, then surly I could blend it. After a few fails on my part, it's safe to say I've finally perfected this particular smoothie. Today, I'm going to be sharing one of my newest smoothies with you-- Sweet Potato Souffle, and it's just as delicious as it sounds.
Here's what you'll need for this smoothie:
1 medium sweet potato
1-2 medium frozen banana
1/4 cup of vanilla milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
A few cubs of ice
Whatever garnishes you'd like (I found that a few slices of bananas on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon completes the look and taste.)
Since this recipe requires a sweet potato, it's best that you begin to boil the sweet potato at least 45 minutes before fixing this smoothie. I tried microwaving it, but in all honestly, it tastes much better if you boil the sweet potato. Once your sweet potato is done cooking, use a food mill or blender to remove the strings. Trust me, you do not want to skip this step! Next toss your sweet potato puree in the freezer and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, or until it cools down.
Then add your sweet potato, bananas, milk and extract to the blender. Blend well. Add ice if needed. Top with your garnishes, sit back and enjoy.
This smoothie is one of my favorites because it's so smooth. It takes a few seconds for the blender to mix up your ingredients and you don't have to worry about unsightly and annoying pieces of fruits or veggies not blending all the way.
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